LG Innotek is set to kick-start the mass production of flexible printed circuit boards for smartphones from next year. With this move to become a flexible PCB supplier for Apple's iPhone, LG Innotek would pose a challenge to Samsung Electro-Mechanics which has already accumulated know-how in this area.
According to industry sources on June 25, LG Innotek has almost completed the development of flexible PCBs and would likely to break the ground for related facilities in the latter half of this year. LG Innotek aims to become a main flexible PCB supplier for Apple and LG Electronics.
Printed circuit boards are mounted on smartphone display, turning various signals into image and transmitting touch screen input data into other components. Existing PCBs, however, are not compatible with flexible OLED that needs flexible PCBs.
Flexible PCBs were used first for Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S6 Edge which was applied with flexible OLED in March 2015. That was why Samsung Electro-Mechanics is staying ahead in this segment.
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